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Wired suggests supplementary skill-sets for the 21st Century

Dovetailing rather neatly with Kevin Kelly’s piece on technological literacy last week, Wired has an oddly-formatted but provocative piece that they’ve entitled 7 Essential Skills That You Didn’t Learn In College. Those seven skills are:

All fairly pertinent, and very Futurismic as well… though I’m not sure how “essential” the remix culture aspect is. I’m inclined to think – perhaps uncharitably – that anyone aspiring to be an artist or creator who hasn’t already grasped those basic truths by observing the world around them is never going to get it, no matter how clearly you spell it out for them. Am I being unfair?

It’s a decent enough list, but not exhaustive by any means – what would you add to it? Or, equally, what would you remove?